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Daniel M. PriceDaniel M. Price serves as arbitrator in major international treaty and commercial disputes. He does not serve as counsel.

Dan has spent more than 30 years in private law practice and government service. He has extensive experience in disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements, having served as a negotiator of these agreements, counsel to both company claimants and government respondents, and as an arbitrator.

He was a partner with Sidley Austin LLP, having founded and chaired the firm’s 60-member International Trade & Dispute Resolution group. At Sidley, in addition to arbitration work, he advised companies on trade, investment, national security, regulatory, and transactional matters.


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Dan served in the Administration of George W. Bush as the senior White House official responsible for international economic issues, including international trade and investment, humanitarian relief, and the international aspects of financial system reform, energy security and climate change. He was the President’s personal representative to the G8, the G20 Financial Summit and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum. He also served as U.S. chair of various cabinet-level bilateral dialogues, including with Brazil, India and the European Union (TEC).

Earlier he served as USTR Principal Deputy General Counsel (1989-1992), where he negotiated trade and investment agreements with the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Latin America including NAFTA. Dan served as Deputy Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in The Hague (1984-1986), representing the U.S. government and advising businesses in arbitrating claims against Iran.

Dan currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association.

Dan has been a commentator on BBC, CNBC, Reuters, PBS, Bloomberg and NPR. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Politico, the Wall Street Journal and the Harvard International Law Journal.

He received his B.A. with high honors from Haverford College in 1977 (Phi Beta Kappa); a Diploma in Legal Studies in 1979 from Cambridge University (Keasbey Scholar); and his J.D. in 1981 from Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Arbitrator: Ongoing Cases:

Glencore International AG and others v. Republic of Colombia (ICSID)

Diag Human SE and Josef Stava v. Czech Republic (UNCITRAL)

Haakon Korsgaard v. Republic of Croatia (UNCITRAL)

Arbitrator: Completed Cases:

Two UNCITRAL cases under the Ukraine-Russia Bilateral Investment Treaty

LCIA contract/licensing dispute

ICC contract dispute — relating to sale of satellite

Deutsche Telekom AG v. Republic of India (UNCITRAL)

Marfin Investment Group Holdings S.A. v. Republic of Cyprus (ICSID)

Ossama Al Sharif v. Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID)

Hussain Sajwani et al. v. Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID)

Burimi S.R.L. and Eagle Games SH.A v. Republic of Albania (ICSID)

EVN AG v. Republic of Bulgaria (ICSID)

Luigiterzo Bosca v. The Republic of Lithuania (UNCITRAL)

Swisslion DOO Skopje v. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (ICSID)

MTN (Dubai) Ltd. et al. v. Yemen (ICSID)

Tokios Tokeles v. Ukraine (ICSID)

Hulley Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation; Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation; Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation (withdrew to accept White House appointment)

ICC contract dispute — sole arbitrator

Counsel: Completed Cases:

Phillip Morris Brands Sàrl, Phillip Morris Products S.A., and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay (ICSID) (Jurisdictional Phase)

Alapli Elektrik BV Ltd. v. Republic of Turkey (ICSID)

Archer Daniels Midland Company and Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, Inc. v. United Mexican States (NAFTA)

Capital India Power Mauritius I and Energy Enterprises (Mauritius) Company v. The Government of India (UNCITRAL)

Cargill, Incorporated v. Republic of Poland (UNCITRAL)

Compañía de Aguas del Aconquija S.A. and Vivendi Universal S.A. v. Argentine Republic (ICSID)

Duke Energy International Peru Investment No. 1 Ltd v. Republic of Peru (ICSID)

Ed. Züblin AG v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ICSID)

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company v. The United Mexican States (NAFTA)

HICEE B.V. v. Slovak Republic (UNCITRAL)

Impregilo S.p.A. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan (ICSID)

Industria Nacional de Alimentos, S.A. (formerly Empresas Luccetti, S.A.) and Lucchetti Perú, S.A. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID)

Lanco International, Inc. v Argentine Republic (ICSID)

PSEG Global Inc. and others v. Republic of Turkey (ICSID)


“Managed Trade? I’m Back in the U.S.S.R.,” in The Wall Street Journal, May 13, 2018

“Trade war and peace: Policies should unite allies, make lasting reforms,” in The Hill, April 2, 2018

“Saving the euro — and the European Union,” in The Washington Post, November 30, 2011

“Trade Deals Require Involvement from Obama and Other Heads of State,” in The Washington Post, April 18, 2011

“G20 Version 2.0 Will Appease the Skeptics,” in The Financial Times, March 31, 2011

“The New Face of Protectionism,” in The International Herald Tribune, September 2, 2009

“Keep International Protections: Bilateral Treaties and Free Trade Agreements are Key,” in The Washington Times, May 14, 2009

“Free Trade, Green Trade,” in The New York Times, May 6, 2009

“A Lesson for Obama from the Other Roosevelt,” in Politico, March 30, 2009

“Toward the G-20: Protectionism Resurgent,” in The International Herald Tribune, March 27, 2009

“Trade Leadership Starts at Home,” in The Washington Times, March 11, 2009

“The Enormous Importance of Trans-Pacific Free Trade,” in The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2008

“The Bush Plan for Climate Change,” in The Wall Street Journal, co-authored with James L. Connaughton, January 26, 2008

“Contract-Related Claims in Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal Jurisprudence,” in The Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at 25, Oxford University Press (2007)

“Some Observations on the Role of the State in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Horizontal Issues over the Horizon,” in Parallel State and Arbitral Procedures in International Arbitration, eds. Bernardo M. Cremades and Julian D.M. Lew, Paris: Dossiers-ICC Institute of World Business Law (2005)

“Who Wins and Who Loses in Investment Arbitration? Are Investors and Host States on a Level Playing Field?” 6 The Journal of World Investment & Trade 64 (2005)

“NAFTA Chapter 11: Frankenstein Monster or Safety Valve,” 26 Canada-U.S. Law Journal Supplement (2001)

“Some Observations on Chapter Eleven of NAFTA,” 23 Hastings Int’l and Comp. L. Rev. 421 (2000)

“Crosby v. NFTC and the Future of State and Local Sanctions,” 32 L. & Pol’y Int’l Bus. 37 (2000)

“The Constitutionality of United States State and Local Sanctions,” 39 Harv. Int’l L. J. 443 (1998)

“Toward an Effective International Investment Regime,” 91 Proceedings of the American Society of International Law492 (1997)

“Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures,” World Trade Organization — The Multilateral Trade Framework for the 21st Century and U.S. Implementing Legislation (1996)

“Investment Rules and High Technology: Toward a Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI),” Organization for Economic Cooperation And Development (1995)

“Trans-Atlantic Joint Ventures at Risk,” Export Today (1995)

“Investing in North America,” Int’l Fin. L. Rev. (1995)

“An Overview of the NAFTA Investment Chapter: Substantive Rules and Investor-State Dispute Settlement,” 27 Int’l Law. 727 (1993)